We are Puzzle Hunt CMU, a group of puzzle enthusiasts from Carnegie Mellon University. We work together to solve Puzzle Hunts such as the MIT mystery hunt, or any of the many tech company puzzle hunts (examples of such companies include Microsoft, APT and Palantir). We also write and host CMU's very own puzzle hunt once a semester, with the goal of providing a fun-filled experience to as many members of the community as possible.
Very simply put, it's an event where people get together to solve carefully designed puzzles which somehow link together on a larger scale.
A puzzle hunt is typically characterized by its structure. In addition to several normal puzzles, each round has a meta-puzzle, which requires teams to have solved most of the normal puzzles to even unlock, and often requires solvers to incorporate answers from that round's normal puzzles to make sense of.
Our puzzle hunt's structure changes from semester to semester so as to provide new challenges for solvers.
Yeah, check out our current hunt page!
Email the HALP?! LINE (firstname.lastname@example.org) with "Puzzle Hunt" somewhere in the subject line.